Philippine judge rejects Duterte push for critic's arrest
A Philippine judge rejected on Monday an effort by President Rodrigo Duterte to arrest one of his fiercest critics, a decision hailed by opponents as a check on the leader and a victory for the rule of law.
12 killed, dozens missing in new Philippine landslide
Twelve people were killed and dozens missing after a landslide unleashed by monsoon rains struck in the central Philippines Thursday, inflicting more misery on the already storm-battered nation.
Dozens buried in Philippine landslide as China counts cost of Typhoon Mangkhut
Philippine rescuers on Monday searched desperately for dozens feared buried under a landslide unleashed by Typhoon Mangkhut, which also left a trail of destruction in Hong Kong and saw millions evacuated in southern China.
Typhoon Mangkhut makes landfall in Philippines
Super Typhoon Mangkhut made landfall early Saturday in the northern Philippines, blasting ashore with strong winds and heavy rain, said the state weather service. The storm landed at Baggao around 1:40 am (1740 Friday GMT) with sustained winds of 205 kilometers per hour, said weather service PAGASA.
Philippines' Duterte eyes arms deals on Israel trip
Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte arrives Sunday for a visit to Israel and Jordan, pursuing a pivot away from his nation's long-time reliance on American military hardware and backing.
Top Philippine court asked to halt Duterte's ICC withdrawal
Rights advocates urged the Philippines' top court on Tuesday to halt President Rodrigo Duterte's push to quit the International Criminal Court, which has launched a preliminary probe into his deadly narcotics crackdown.
Philippines' Duterte urges peace in unveiling Muslim autonomy law
President Rodrigo Duterte unveiled a law on Monday granting greater autonomy to the Philippines' Muslim south, as he expressed hope the measure will at last end decades of bloody separatist conflict.
Van blast in southern Philippines kills 10
Ten people, including troops and civilians, were killed when an explosion tore through a van at an army checkpoint in the southern Philippines Tuesday, as authorities warned the blast could be linked to a wider plot by Islamic militants.